Historical Biblical Archaeology And The Future

Author : Thomas Evan Levy
ISBN : 9781134937530
Genre : Social Science
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Joint winner of the 2011 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award in the category "Best Scholarly Book on Archaeology" The archaeology of the Holy Land is undergoing major change. 'Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future' describes the paradigm shift brought about by objective science-based dating methods, geographic information systems, anthropological models, and digital technology tools. The book serves as a model for how researchers can investigate the relationship between ancient texts (both sacred and profane) and the archaeological record. Influential archaeologists and biblical scholars examine a range of texts, materials and cultures: the Vedas and India; the Homeric legends and Greek Classical Archaeology; the Sagas and Icelandic archaeology; Islamic Archaeology; and the Umayyad, Abbasid, and Ayyubid periods. The groundbreaking essays offer a foundation for future research in biblical archaeology, ancient Jewish history and biblical studies.
Category: Social Science

Author : Jordan. Dāʼirat al-Āthār al-ʻĀmmah
ISBN : UCSD:31822041703976
Genre : Jordan
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Heritage And Archaeology In The Digitalage

Author : Matthew L. Vincent
ISBN : 9783319653709
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines how computer-based programs can be used to acquire ‘big’ digital cultural heritage data, curate, and disseminate it over the Internet and in 3D visualization platforms with the ultimate goal of creating long-lasting “digital heritage repositories.’ The organization of the book reflects the essence of new technologies applied to cultural heritage and archaeology. Each of these stages bring their own challenges and considerations that need to be dealt with. The authors in each section present case studies and overviews of how each of these aspects might be dealt with. While technology is rapidly changing, the principles laid out in these chapters should serve as a guide for many years to come. The influence of the digital world on archaeology and cultural heritage will continue to shape these disciplines as advances in these technologies facilitate new lines of research. serif">The book is divided into three sections covering acquisition, curation, and dissemination (the major life cycles of cultural heritage data). Acquisition is one of the fundamental challenges for practitioners in heritage and archaeology, and the chapters in this section provide a template that highlights the principles for present and future work that will provide sustainable models for digital documentation. Following acquisition, the next section highlights how equally important curation is as the future of digital documentation depends on it. Preservation of digital data requires preservation that can guarantee a future for generations to come. The final section focuses on dissemination as it is what pushes the data beyond the shelves of storage and allows the public to experience the past through these new technologies, but also opens new lines of investigation by giving access to these data to researchers around the globe. Digital technology promises significant changes in how we approach social sciences, cultural heritage, and archaeology. However, researchers must consider not only the acquisition and curation, but also the dissemination of these data to their colleagues and the public. Throughout the book, many of the authors have highlighted the usefulness of Structure from Motion (SfM) work for cultural heritage documentation; others the utility and excitement of crowdsourcing as a ‘citizen scientist’ tool to engage not only trained students and researchers, but also the public in the cyber-archaeology endeavor. Both innovative tools facilitate the curation of digital cultural heritage and its dissemination. Together with all the chapters in this volume, the authors will help archaeologists, researchers interested in the digital humanities and scholars who focus on digital cultural heritage to assess where the field is and where it is going.
Category: Social Science

Jaffa

Author : Jürgen Schefzyk
ISBN : 394390413X
Genre : Jaffa (Tel Aviv, Israel)
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Ägypter, Kreuzfahrer und Motorboote . . . 0Jaffa, der älteste Hafen der Welt, blickt auf 5000 Jahre Geschichte zurück. Ob Landeplatz für Kriegsschiffe oder Umschlagsort für Handelsschiffe – Jaffa war das Einfallstor für unterschiedliche Kulturen. 0Hier begegneten sich Menschen auf ihrem Weg zu den heiligen Stätten oder machten Halt auf Ihren Kreuzzügen gegen fremde Völker und Religionen. 0Diesen Begegnungen zwischen Besuchern und Einheimischen, Besatzern und Besetzten, Pilgern und Händlern sowie anderen Ankommenden und Abfahrenden spürt der Begleitband anhand einer großen Zahl archäologischer Objekte, Karten, Handschriften und anderer Preziosen nach. Das Buch erzählt die Geschichte der Stadt und beleuchtet ihre biblischen und kulturgeschichtlichen Bezüge. 0Exhibition: Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (27.09.2013-18.05.2014).
Category: Jaffa (Tel Aviv, Israel)